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Public Release: 16-Feb-2018
Physical Review Letters
Researchers demonstrate promising method for improving quantum information processing
A team of researchers led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has demonstrated a new method for splitting light beams into their frequency modes, work that could spur advancements in quantum information processing and distributed quantum computing.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Science Foundation

Contact: Scott Jones
jonesg@ornl.gov
865-241-6491
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Feb-2018
Science
Bringing a hidden superconducting state to light
Using high-intensity pulses of infrared light, scientists found evidence of superconductivity associated with charge 'stripes' in a material above the temperature at which it begins to transmit electricity without resistance--a finding that could help them design better high-temperature superconductors.
US Department of Energy, European Research Council

Contact: Ariana Tantillo
atantillo@bnl.gov
631-344-2347
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 14-Feb-2018
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, OHSU join forces to advance precision
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and OHSU announced today a joint collaboration to improve patient care by focusing research on highly complex sets of biomedical data, and the tools to interpret them. The OHSU-PNNL Precision Medicine Innovation Co-Laboratory, called PMedIC, will provide a comprehensive ecosystem for scientists to utilize integrated 'omics, data science and imaging technologies in their research in order to advance precision medicine - an approach to disease treatment that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment and lifestyle for each person.

Contact: Susan Bauer
Susan.bauer@mac.com
509-372-6083
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Feb-2018
npj Nature Quantum Materials
Missing link to novel superconductivity revealed at Ames Laboratory
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered a state of magnetism that may be the missing link to understanding the relationship between magnetism and unconventional superconductivity.

Contact: Laura Millsaps
millsaps@ameslab.gov
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Feb-2018
Cost-reduction roadmap outlines two pathways to meet DOE residential solar cost target for 2030
Leveraging cost-reduction opportunities in the roof replacement or new construction markets for residential photovoltaic installations could help the United States meet the US Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office residential solar photovoltaic cost target by 2030, according to new research from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Feb-2018
Structure
Neutron study of glaucoma drugs offers clues about enzyme targets for aggressive cancers
A team of researchers from ORNL's Energy and Transportation Science Division is using neutron imaging to study particulate filters that collect harmful emissions in vehicles. A better understanding of how heat treatments and oxidation methods can remove layers of soot and ash from these filters could lead to improved fuel-efficiency.
ThORNL Shull Fellowship

Contact: Kelley Smith
SmithKS@ornl.gov
865-576-5668
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Feb-2018
Nature
Captured electrons excite nuclei to higher energy states
For the first time, scientists demonstrated a long-theorized nuclear effect called nuclear excitation by electron capture. This advance tests theoretical models that describe how nuclear and atomic realms interact and may also provide new insights into how star elements are created.

Contact: Chel Lancaster
chel@anl.gov
630-252-6138
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Feb-2018
2018 AAAS Annual Meeting
Several Berkeley Lab scientists to present talks at 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting
Several scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) will present talks at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, to be held Feb. 15 - 19 in Austin, Texas. Topics include a new model for science innovation, new ways to search for dark matter, and developments in advanced bioenergy.

Contact: Dan Krotz
dakrotz@lbl.gov
510-486-4019
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Feb-2018
Solving the dark energy mystery: A new assignment for a 45-year-old telescope
Today, the dome closes on the previous science chapters of the 4-meter Mayall Telescope in Arizona so that it can prepare for its new role in creating the largest 3-D map of the universe. This map could help to solve the mystery of dark energy, which is driving the accelerating expansion of the universe.

Contact: Dan Krotz
DAKrotz@lbl.gov
510-486-4019
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Feb-2018
Researchers run first tests of unique system for welding highly irradiated metal alloys
Scientists of the Department of Energy's Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program (LWRS) and partners from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have conducted the first weld tests to repair highly irradiated materials at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy's Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program, Electric Power Research Institute's Long Term Operations Program, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Contact: Dawn Levy
levyd@ornl.gov
865-576-6448
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Feb-2018
Nature Energy
NREL scientists demonstrate remarkable stability in perovskite solar cells
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) created an environmentally stable, high-efficiency perovskite solar cell, bringing the emerging technology a step closer to commercial deployment.

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 6-Feb-2018
Nuclear Fusion
Lithium -- it's not just for batteries: It can also reduce instabilities in fusion plasmas
Scientists have found that lithium powder can eliminate instabilities known as edge-localized modes (ELMs) when used to coat a tungsten plasma-facing component called the 'divertor.'
US Department of Energy, National Key Research and Development Program of China, National Nature Science Foundation of China, National Magnetic Confinement Fusion Science Program of China

Contact: Raphael Rosen
rrosen@pppl.gov
609-243-3317
DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Feb-2018
From laboratory to marketplace
PNNL has been honored with three awards for excellence in transferring technologies to private sector by the Federal Laboratory Consortium.

Contact: Susan Bauer
Susan.bauer@PNNL.gov
509-372-6083
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 2-Feb-2018
Science
Scientists discover 'chiral phonons' -- atomic rotations in a 2-D semiconductor crystal
A research team has found the first evidence that a shaking motion in the structure of an atomically thin material possesses a naturally occurring circular rotation that could become the building block for a new form of information technology and molecular-scale machines.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
geroberts@lbl.gov
510-486-5582
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 1-Feb-2018
The Journal of Building Physics
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2018
ORNL research says quantum computers will use much less energy than current supercomputers, a potential cost benefit to equipment manufacturers and data centers. ORNL creates supertough renewable plastic with improved manufacturability. A new ORNL system will help builders and home designers select the best construction materials for long-term moisture durability.
DOE/Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, Building America

Contact: Sara Shoemaker
shoemakerms@ornl.gov
865-576-9219
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 1-Feb-2018
New radiation detectors developed at Sandia used for New START inspections
Sandia National Laboratories designed and produced new radiation detection equipment for New START Treaty monitoring. New START is a treaty between the United States and Russia that, among other limits, reduces the deployed nuclear warheads on both sides to 1,550 by Feb. 5.

Contact: Mollie Rappe
mrappe@sandia.gov
505-844-8220
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 31-Jan-2018
Nature
Gene enhancers are important despite apparent redundancy
Scientists answered a long-standing question about the role of enhancers. And by better linking the genomic complement of an organism with its expressed characteristics, their work offers new insights that further the growing field of systems biology, which seeks to gain a predictive understanding of living systems.

Contact: Dan Krotz
DAKrotz@lbl.gov
510-486-4019
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 30-Jan-2018
Nature Communications
Applying machine learning to the universe's mysteries
Berkeley Lab physicists and their collaborators have demonstrated that computers are ready to tackle the universe's greatest mysteries -- they used neural networks to perform a deep dive into data simulating the subatomic particle soup that may have existed just microseconds after the big bang.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
geroberts@lbl.gov
510-486-5582
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Jan-2018
Nature Structural and Molecular Biology
Silencing is golden: Scientists image molecules vital for gene regulation
Lab scientists use cryo-electron microscopy to gain a deeper understanding of the structure of a regulatory complex. Their research could open up new possibilities for cancer therapies.

Contact: Dan Krotz
DAKrotz@lbl.gov
510-486-4019
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Jan-2018
PeerJ Computer Science
Networking, data experts design a better portal for scientific discovery
A team of networking experts from the Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), with the Globus team from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, have designed a new approach that makes data sharing faster, more reliable and more secure.

Contact: Jon Bashor
jbashor@lbl.gov
510-486-5849
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 26-Jan-2018
Nature Physics
X-ray experiments suggest high tunability of 2-D material
Researchers used MAESTRO, an X-ray platform at Berkeley Lab, to zero in on signatures of exotic electronic behavior in a 2-D material. They found that the material may be highly tunable, with potential applications in spintronics and other emerging fields.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
geroberts@lbl.gov
510-486-5582
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 25-Jan-2018
Science
Tiny particles have outsize impact on storm clouds, precipitation
Tiny particles fuel powerful storms and influence weather much more than has been appreciated, according to a study in the Jan. 26 issue of the journal Science. While scientists have known that aerosols may play an important role in shaping weather and climate, the new study shows that the smallest of particles have an outsize effect. The tiny pollutants -- long considered too small to have much impact on droplet formation -- are, in effect, diminutive downpour-makers.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Tom Rickey
tom.rickey@pnnl.gov
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 24-Jan-2018
Physical Review Letters
New discovery could improve organic solar cell performance
Scientists who are members of a new energy materials-related science center based at Berkeley Lab have solved a mystery that could lead to gains in efficiency for organic solar cells.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
geroberts@lbl.gov
510-486-5582
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 23-Jan-2018
Nature Energy
NREL research determines integration of plug-in electric vehicles
An influx of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) charging without coordination could prove challenging to the nation's electric grid, according to research conducted by the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 22-Jan-2018
Nature Ecology & Evolution
Researchers reveal how microbes cope in phosphorus-deficient tropical soil
A team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has uncovered how certain soil microbes cope in a phosphorus-poor environment to survive in a tropical ecosystem. Their novel approach could be applied in other ecosystems to study various nutrient limitations and inform agriculture and terrestrial biosphere modeling.
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US Department of Energy

Contact: Sara Shoemaker
shoemakerms@ornl.gov
865-576-9219
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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